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Forum: Commuting
05-31-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,802
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Tires break down at 250 degrees.

Tires break down at 250 degrees.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Specialized avatar expert....

Specialized avatar expert. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=56901&gold_ses=

Great white saddle.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,282
Posted By DallasSoxFan

In Dallas, for commuters, my observation is a...

In Dallas, for commuters, my observation is a heavy skew toward racks. It makes sense, commuters are rare and tend to be hard-core and a backpack on your back when it is 110 degrees is no fun.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Amazon. ...

Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Brooks-Saddles-Standard-Bicycle-Saddle/dp/B000HZA918/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304971910&sr=8-1
05-09-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By DallasSoxFan

How do I service these wheels?

A neighbor was throwing away a beat-up old Instep Child trailer. It is identical to this one: http://www.amazon.com/InStep-Quick-EZ-Bicycle-Trailer/dp/B001VJGI4G

Of course, it was tattered with...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I have a stock answer for these threads: ...

I have a stock answer for these threads:

Take the longer route. You are on a bike - enjoy it.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,535
Posted By DallasSoxFan

If you are looking for just a blade, I can't...

If you are looking for just a blade, I can't think of a better choice than a SOG Flash I. Small, great steel, sharp as hell, holds an edge, and incredibly lightweight. Spring assisted makes it easy...
12-27-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I've got a specialized secteur. Tows a trailer...

I've got a specialized secteur. Tows a trailer fine and an Adams trail-a-bike clamps onto the seatpost fine. It is stable and usable for both.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,194
Posted By DallasSoxFan

2010 Specialized Secteur Road bike tricked out...

2010 Specialized Secteur Road bike tricked out for commuting.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/4460755239_56623035c9.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-11-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By DallasSoxFan

60psi gets you home is the way i figure it.

60psi gets you home is the way i figure it.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By DallasSoxFan

For these types of purchases I usually do the...

For these types of purchases I usually do the following:

1. Go to bike store
2. Ask for three suggestions
3. Don't get the most expensive one or the cheapest one.
4. Scan the barcode on my...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By DallasSoxFan

lower rolling resistance on the skinnier tire....

lower rolling resistance on the skinnier tire. Really will be noticeable if you make a 5mm jump. As a big guy for a commute, I wouldn't go smaller than 25.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I'm a big guy (220) and I sometimes feel like my...

I'm a big guy (220) and I sometimes feel like my back tire is squishy or flat even when I know for a fact that it is at full pressure. Its usually on days when I'm not feeling tip-top. I'll keep...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By DallasSoxFan

the 55 will probably be too small. 59 will...

the 55 will probably be too small. 59 will probably be about right.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Suits are far more expensive than saddles and...

Suits are far more expensive than saddles and shouldn't be a consumable. Pack the trousers, change in a bathroom stall when you get there.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Could also be a warped rim. Note that most...

Could also be a warped rim.

Note that most bike shops (i've encountered) have different services for truing and wheel building. Truing just gets it straight so the brakes wont rub. The other...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By DallasSoxFan

You rode past my old place on fontainebleau. Cool...

You rode past my old place on fontainebleau. Cool to see it again.

The laughable thing is that you posted this and the trunk punch video and are proud of them. Whatever little story you have made...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By DallasSoxFan

You are not doing anything immoral, so do...

You are not doing anything immoral, so do whatever you want to do. Go team trailer!
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,535
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Leathermans are worth the money.

Leathermans are worth the money.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,365
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Sidecar and trailer. ...

Sidecar and trailer.

http://www.steves-workshop.co.uk/vehicles/sidecar/sidecarbuild/sidecarbuild.htm
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,563
Posted By DallasSoxFan

It takes no more effort or concentration than...

It takes no more effort or concentration than pulling a cliff bar out of my pocket or a water bottle out of a cage. I grab my iPhone, hit the little button. On the screen that comes up, it shows who...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,563
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Or, my boss is just that way, my phone is easy to...

Or, my boss is just that way, my phone is easy to access, and I'm on wide residential streets. Relax.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,563
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I'm on call for work and calls come as texts. I...

I'm on call for work and calls come as texts. I look at my phone just long enough to see if it is business or personal. If its business, I stop and respond. Personal and I ignore until I get to the...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I love my RibMos. You can find them for $15 every...

I love my RibMos. You can find them for $15 every now and then online at Niagara Cycle.

I'm doing the Pineywoods purgatory in October. I'll be taking my 700x25 RiBMos off of my commuter and will...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,655
Posted By DallasSoxFan

He wasn't saying a laptop battery. he was saying...

He wasn't saying a laptop battery. he was saying a UPS - Uninterruptable power supply. It is basically a small car battery (lead-acid) hooked up to a power strip. Power goes down, battery goes up. It...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By DallasSoxFan

With young legs, anything with multiple gears...

With young legs, anything with multiple gears that is mechanically sound should be just fine. Get a good lock.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,783
Posted By DallasSoxFan

When you put in the order for cubicles, add an...

When you put in the order for cubicles, add an extra for bike storage. No desks.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By DallasSoxFan

wired.

wired.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Computer only works when hot

My computer has been intermittant for a while. Its a wired, sigma BC1606L. I've tweaked the sensor and magnet. The wheels are true and the gap is as close as you can get without touching (1-2mm at...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I start hydrating 1 hour before my 3.5 mile ride...

I start hydrating 1 hour before my 3.5 mile ride home. Then I drink one full bottle over the course of the ride. I take it painfully slow so as to not pollute my lungs too bad with the level orange...
Forum: Foo
08-16-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By DallasSoxFan

To me, there are two choices: 1. Get an...

To me, there are two choices:

1. Get an iphone or evo, or the latest and greatest. The iPhone is a fun experience, it really is. I get one free through work
2. Go to eBay and get a used,...
Forum: Foo
08-11-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Pretty much screwed unless you have the media of...

Pretty much screwed unless you have the media of some kind. This is where I think it is totally acceptable to warez. You HAVE a legal license, you just don't have the media. Get a pirate copy and use...
Forum: Foo
08-11-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,241
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I find the key to getting good ethinc food in the...

I find the key to getting good ethinc food in the US is to go to the ethnic areas of town. In dallas, there is a great part of Richardson on Greenville ave with real asian restaurants. When my...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Bandana. Cheap, easy, effective. Never noticed...

Bandana. Cheap, easy, effective. Never noticed them getting too hot, even when it is 105 out.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,790
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I'm in a house now, but thinking back to when I...

I'm in a house now, but thinking back to when I was in an apartment...

Most apartments have a useless balcony for no other reason than so they can put "balcony" in the brochure. I'd put hooks in...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By DallasSoxFan

This thread has me considering packing breakfast...

This thread has me considering packing breakfast and lunch the night before so I can sleep in a bit more. I've got a new baby and sleep is precious. Maybe I'll leave my rack trunk in the fridge so it...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,835
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I only use the plaforms about 10% of the time,...

I only use the plaforms about 10% of the time, and never on my commute. My usual use for them is this: 4 year old wants to go on a ride, but has no interest in the trailer or trail-a-bike. He wants...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,835
Posted By DallasSoxFan

my forte campus pedals are fine with SPD and the...

my forte campus pedals are fine with SPD and the platform is more than adequate and doesn't have a cage.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I prefer, "Think thrice, measure twice, cut...

I prefer, "Think thrice, measure twice, cut once."

I've measured wrong twice plenty of times ;)
Forum: Foo
08-04-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
Posted By DallasSoxFan

You need a cooler printer. A white one.

You need a cooler printer. A white one.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By DallasSoxFan

I use Bar and Chain Oil at $3 per quart. Its...

I use Bar and Chain Oil at $3 per quart. Its available in the chainsaw section of Home Depot. Works just as good as any cycling specific lube I've found yet.

I filled an old travel sized contact...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Why not just hang a bag from the headrest?

Why not just hang a bag from the headrest?
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,921
Posted By DallasSoxFan

The Radbot 1000 screws together, so no worries...

The Radbot 1000 screws together, so no worries about having to keep it from popping open.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,921
Posted By DallasSoxFan

+1. The radbot rocks. Even when the batteries are...

+1. The radbot rocks. Even when the batteries are drained, its brighter than most.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,768
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Do you really need to be able to remove them...

Do you really need to be able to remove them quickly, or are you just concerned about the ability to mount full fenders on a road bike?

I've got full fenders on a Specialized road bike with short...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By DallasSoxFan

+1 to all of this. I went to Tulane and lived...

+1 to all of this. I went to Tulane and lived there a few years after that.


In new orleans, its almost more important to know the safety of the route between your start and destination than it...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Heat making you agitated is no joke. I didn't...

Heat making you agitated is no joke. I didn't even notice it myself until one day my wife said to me, "either jump in the shower or the pool. you are cranky." I did and it worked. It is not part of...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,058
Posted By DallasSoxFan

you could probably convert an air zound if you...

you could probably convert an air zound if you were so inclined.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,142
Posted By DallasSoxFan

Don't overthink the trailer based upon Consumer...

Don't overthink the trailer based upon Consumer Reports. They work fine and I've found that cars give you a bigger berth when using them.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By DallasSoxFan

1. No stability concerns. 2. Performance...

1. No stability concerns.
2. Performance shouldn't get too killed. Once your rack is fit properly to the bike, taking it on/off is a pretty quick and easy job. Wake up a bit early on the weekend and...
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